Current Projects

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THE LOCALS

SWEATSHOP IN RESIDENCE
The Locals is UTP’s continued commitment to investing in emerging artists from Western Sydney. In 2017, UTP is partnering with Sweatshop Literacy Movement to commission up to 6 emerging writers from Western Sydney as part of The…

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2200 RE: VIEW …
We are looking for 6 local Bankstown residents to join UTP’s Artistic Director Rosie Dennis, for a regular date to the theatre or the gallery or concert. Rosie has picked out 4 events throughout the year and she’d

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THE TRIBE

Adapted by Michael Mohammed Ahmad & Janice Muller
Based on the novel by Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Performed by the inimitable Hazem Shammas, The Tribe… is a story of belonging and family, told by Bani as a small boy finding his

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THE BLACK BOX

A LISTENING ROOM FOR NEW WRITING BY ABORIGINAL ARTISTS
In 2016, UTP is expanding our B-SIDE program by commissioning two writers to develop a full-length work, specifically written for a custom-made listening room – The Black Box… – which is literally

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BAYANIHAN HOPPING SPIRIT HOUSE

Bayanihan Hopping Spirit House is part of an ongoing collaboration with Urban Theatre Projects to explore how the community practice of bayanihan can be creatively translated and expanded within different community contexts.
The project is grounded on the translation of bayanihan…,

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HOME COUNTRY

Presented by Urban Theatre Projects, Blacktown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival
Staged in a multi-level car park in Blacktown, HOME COUNTRY …is a theatrical triptych that explores place, identity, and what it means to be home.
With Aboriginal Elder Uncle

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ONE DAY FOR PEACE

About the film
In one of the most multicultural cities in the world, One Day For Peace… takes us on a journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: what do you believe? Produced by Urban Theatre Projects, this

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RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.

Building on our Practice & Participate artist residency program which seeded a number of new works for BANKSTOWN:LIVE…, RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. is UTP’s artist residency program for 2016-2018.
Over several months, four artists will be in residence with UTP

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B-SIDE

In 2013, we initiated B-SIDE, …a fast and furious week of writing for Aboriginal artists produced locally with a national and international reach. The artists work in close collaboration with one another and industry professionals to develop a short fictional essay/monologue,

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_Space Residency

During 2016, UTP is offering three _Space residencies to the following artists: Angela Goh, Lucky Lartey and Phil Soliman.
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Angela Goh was our _Space resident in April, where she worked on her new work Desert Body Creep… which premiered at Melbourne’s